Beach and Water Quality Update for November 16, 2018

Posted: Friday, November 16, 2018 3:30 pm


Your Friday beach and water quality report is below. Conditions are good as we head into Thanksgiving week.
Beach Maintenance and Condition
Crews from the Village's beach cleaning contractor, Beachraker, are on the Village beach from approximately 6:00 a.m. to noon for seaweed control and sand raking.
The photo below shows the crew at work.



Beach Cleaning 10-23-18



Bacterial Monitoring

The Florida Department of Health (FDOH) Miami-Dade Office's most recent weekly sample collection for bacterial monitoring (Enterococus) in Key Biscayne took place on November 13, 2018.


Results, available here, showed that all four sampling locations on the Key received at status of GOOD: Crandon Park North, Crandon Park South, Key Biscayne Beach (Beach Club) and Cape Florida Park. This result means that 0-35.4 Enteroccus sp were counted per 100 ml of marine water.


Red Tide Monitoring

The latest red tide results are available at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) website's interactive daily sample map. This map is updated daily at 5:00 p.m. and sample location results are given by gray dots.


Sampling is no longer taking place in Key Biscayne as of the week of November 12th. The closest sampling location on November 13 was at Darwin Beach south of the Bear Cut Bridge in Virginia Key. Test results posted on November 16 showed red tide algae was not present or at background levels (0-1,000 Karenia brevis cells per liter of seawater). This is the lone remaining sampling site in Miami-Dade County.



Visit our Beach and Water Quality Overview web page for more information on beach maintenance and water quality sampling and testing.






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